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There are 8 ways to get from Lisbon to Tarifa by train, bus, night bus, car, plane or car ferry

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Entrecampos to Faro
  2. Take the bus from Faro to Seville
  3. Take the bus from Sevilla Coach Station to Tarifa Puerta de Jerez

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Faro
  2. Take the bus from Faro to Sevilla Plaza de Armas
  3. Take the bus from Sevilla Coach Station to Tarifa Puerta de Jerez

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Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Lisbon to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Tarifa

Drive

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Tarifa

Fly to Tangier, car ferry

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Tangier (TNG)
  2. Take the car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa

Fly to Malaga, night bus, bus

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Malaga (AGP)
  2. Take the night bus from Marbella Coach Station to Algeciras Calle San Bernardo Bus Stop
  3. Take the bus from Algeciras San Bernardo Bus Station to Tarifa - Centro de Salud

Fly to Tetouan, bus, car ferry

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Tetouan (TTU)
  2. Take the bus from Tétouan to Tangier
  3. Take the car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa

Fly to Sevilla, train, bus

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Sevilla (SVQ)
  2. Take the train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Cadiz
  3. Take the bus from Cadiz to Tarifa

Lisbon to Tarifa by bus and night bus

The journey time between Lisbon and Tarifa is around 12h 9m and covers a distance of around 709 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 20m. Operated by Carris, FlixBus, Sevilla (TUSSAM) and others, the Lisbon to Tarifa service departs from Alfândega and arrives in Tarifa. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

5 Weekly Services
12h 9m Average Duration
€46 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Portugal

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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Rules to follow in Spain

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Considerations leaving from Portugal

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Spain is currently allowed from Portugal.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tarifa is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tarifa is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tarifa is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Spain.

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Last updated: 27 Jun 2022
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The cost-effective way to get from Lisbon to Tarifa is to bus, which costs €40 - €70 and takes 11h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Tarifa is to fly and car ferry which costs €95 - €430 and takes 6h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Tarifa. However, there are services departing from Lisboa Sete Rios and arriving at Tarifa Puerta de Jerez via Faro and Sevilla Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 30m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Tarifa is 433 km. The road distance is 665 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Tarifa without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 24m and costs €50 - €75.

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It takes approximately 10h 24m to get from Lisbon to Tarifa, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Tarifa bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Lisboa Sete Rios station.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Tangier Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Lisbon to Tarifa bus services, operated by Socibus, arrive at Tarifa Puerta de Jerez station.

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Tarifa is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 1:47 AM in Lisbon and 2:47 AM in Tarifa.

Map of how to get from Lisbon to Tarifa.
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  • Distance: 432.9 km
  • Duration: 10h 24m

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Tarifa, Andalusia, Spain?

You can take a bus from Lisbon to Tarifa via Faro, Sevilla Plaza de Armas, and Sevilla Coach Station in around 11h 30m.

Airlines
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Tangier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €450
Flights from Lisbon to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Lisbon to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €190
Flights from Lisbon to Tetouan via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €650
Flights from Lisbon to Tetouan via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€27 - €180
Flights from Lisbon to Tetouan via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €310
Flights from Lisbon to Tetouan via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €1600
Flights from Lisbon to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€25 - €180
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Tetouan via Malaga
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €1200
Flights from Lisbon to Tetouan via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €1400
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Lisbon to Tetouan via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €1400
Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Entrecampos to Faro
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€21 - €30
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Cadiz
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Faro to Seville
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Faro
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Cadiz to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €17
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rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Faro to Sevilla Plaza de Armas
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
RenEX
Phone
+351 707 223 344
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisboa Sete Rios to Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
RenEX
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Lisbon to Seville
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Transportes Comes
Phone
956 291 168
Email
comercial@tgcomes.es
Website
tgcomes.es
Bus from Seville to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Schedules at
tgcomes.es
Bus from Algeciras San Bernardo Bus Station to Tarifa - Centro de Salud
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Schedules at
siu.ctmcg.es
Avanza Grupo
CTM
Phone
0800090030
Email
ctmweb.ma@gmail.com
Website
ctm.ma
Bus from Tétouan to Tangier
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €5
Schedules at
ctm.ma
Premium
€2 - €4
Comfort
€2 - €3
Comfort Plus
€2 - €3
Confort
€3
Confort Plus
€4
Premium
€5
Ferry operators

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Tarifa is 665 km. It takes approximately 6h 25m to drive from Lisbon to Tarifa.

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TAP Portugal offers flights from Lisbon Airport to Tangier Airport.

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There are 102+ hotels available in Tarifa. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs €3.

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